The Boo (Google eBook)

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Open Road Media, Nov 16, 2010 - Fiction - 202 pages
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Bestselling author Pat Conroy’s debut novel—now available as an ebook
A powerful story of a man’s undoing at the hands of his greatest admirer 

At the South Carolina military academy the Citadel, amid the tumult of the 1960s, Cadet Peter Cates is an anomaly. He is a gifted writer, a talented basketball player, and a good student, but his outward successes do little to impress his abusive father. Instead, Cates is mentored by Lt. Colonel Courvoisie, an imposing and inspiring man whom the cadets have nicknamed “the Boo.” But when Cates writes a searing letter condemning the school’s meek response to a stabbing on campus, his bond with the Boo will be threatened as both are forced to confront what it means to be a man of honor. Set against the richly drawn military school backdrop that Conroy would return to in his bestseller The Lords of DisciplineThe Boo is an unforgettable story of duty, loyalty, and standing up for what is right in the face of overwhelming circumstances.

  

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User Review  - limamikealpha - LibraryThing

I love Pat Conroy, but this book probably won't appeal to many of his audience. Outlining his time at the Citadel, it reads more like memoir NOTES than a novel, with short, often "you had to be there ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gerri - Goodreads

The book was entertaining in parts. You can tell that this is the first book Pat Conroy wrote. Even though he has grown and is a great writer, it is nice to see that everyone starts somewhere. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION OF THE
BOOLANGUAGE BACKGROUND BIOGRAPHY
THE STORY OFMR BISON
MIKE
AFTERTHOUGHTS
THE FATHER WHO TRAVELED THE HARD ROAD
THE MOON SHOT THE GREAT CEDAR MORE ERWS
BOOS HEROES
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Pat Conroy is the New York Times bestselling author of two memoirs and seven novels, including The Prince of TidesThe Great Santini, and The Lords of Discipline. Born the eldest of seven children in a rigidly disciplined military household, he attended the Citadel, the military college of South Carolina. He briefly became a schoolteacher (which he chronicled in his memoir The Water Is Wide) before publishing his first novel, The Boo. Conroy lives in Beaufort, South Carolina. 

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